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My Doberman has a lot dandruff, what should I do?

Hi everyone,

I have a 5-year-old Doberman who has been suffering from excessive dandruff lately. It's quite concerning because I haven't seen this happen before. I have been regularly brushing her coat but it doesn't seem to help much. I have tried a few shampoos, but they only provided temporary relief.

I am concerned that there may be an underlying health issue causing this problem. I have been giving her a well-balanced diet and lots of exercise, so I'm not sure what could be causing this issue.

If anyone has any experience with this problem or has any suggestions on treatments or remedies, please let me know. I would really appreciate any advice you can offer. Thank you in advance!

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kirlin.leonie

Hi there,

I had a similar issue with my Doberman a few years ago. We tried changing his diet and using different shampoos, but it didn't seem to help much. Eventually, we took him to the vet and they diagnosed him with a skin condition. They prescribed a medicated shampoo and a topical treatment, which helped clear up the dandruff within a few weeks.

I would recommend taking your dog to the vet for a check-up, just to rule out any underlying health issues. If it is a skin condition, they will be able to prescribe the right treatment.

Hope this helps!

legros.trever

Hey there,

I had a similar problem with my Doberman. He also had dandruff, and I tried different shampoos but none of them helped. I got him checked at the vet, but they didn't find any underlying health issue. The vet suggested that dobermans are prone to dry skin, so I needed to change my approach.

I started including Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E supplements in his diet. I also started bathing him less frequently since over-bathing can strip the skin of natural oils. Additionally, I started brushing him regularly with a soft-bristled brush to distribute the oils and stimulate blood flow in his skin. Within a few weeks, the dandruff began to clear up significantly.

I hope this helps you, and good luck with your Doberman!

ygrady

Hi,

I had a similar issue with my dog, not a Doberman but a Labrador Retriever. The dandruff was so bad that it was not only unsightly, but it also made her scratch uncontrollably, which led to redness and sores.

I tried a few things like different shampoos and supplements to no avail. Then one day, a friend who is a dog groomer recommended that I try adding coconut oil to my dog's food. Apparently, it has moisturizing properties that can help soothe dry skin.

I added a tablespoon of coconut oil to her food once a day, and within a week, I noticed a significant improvement in her coat and dandruff. I continued to give it to her, and it's been about six months now, and she has had no issues with dandruff.

I hope this helps, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

vmaggio

Hey there,

I've had a similar issue with my beagle, and I feel your concern. My experience tells me that it could be due to a lack of hydration in your dog's diet. What I found to be helpful was increasing my pet's water intake.

In addition to giving my beagle plain water, I started adding chicken broth to her meals, which helped increase her hydration levels. This not only helped with her dandruff but also improved her overall coat health.

Also, I made sure her meals contained high moisture content to keep her skin from drying out.

So, I would suggest making sure your Doberman is well hydrated and consider adding high moisture content to their meals. This straightforward solution might help with dandruff and overall skin health.

Hope this helps you!

dshanahan

Hi there,

I too had to deal with excessive dandruff in my dog, and it got so bad that it was impossible to ignore. I tried different shampoos, changed his diet, but nothing seemed to work.

Finally, I spoke to a veterinarian, who suggested a supplement known as biotin. I was advised that biotin is known to help improve skin health, and regular use can help reduce dandruff.

I started giving my dog a biotin supplement every day, and within a few weeks, I saw a marked improvement in his dandruff. I also noticed his coat became shinier and his skin got softer.

So, if you're looking for a solution for your Doberman's dandruff, you may want to consider adding biotin to their diet. However, it's always a good idea to talk to a veterinarian before starting any supplements to ensure it won't have any adverse effects on your dog's health.

Hope this helps!

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